Friday, September 07, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007)

New York Times

"Madeleine L’Engle, who in writing more than 60 books, including childhood fables, religious meditations and science fiction, weaved emotional tapestries transcending genre and generation, died Thursday in Connecticut. She was 88.

'Why does anybody tell a story?' Ms. L’Engle once asked, even though she knew the answer.

'It does indeed have something to do with faith,” she said, “faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.'"


With a daughter named Madelaine and a blog named A Circle of Quiet, it won't surprise anyone that the news of Madeleine L'Engle's death makes me sad.

Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon her.
~The Book of Common Prayer~

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